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68 degrees at the airport. the dew points are in the low 60's. the humidity will be comfortable today. you will see a few high, thin clouds. temperatures will rise to about 90 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. things will change a little bit by the middle of the week. we will show you. >> the major roadways are looking good this morning. there is one serious accident at biddle street. take chase street to get around it. there is some debris blocking the right lane on ritchie highway in anne arundel county. you can get by using the right lane. the bay bridge looks great. 97 checking out fine. on 95, it is sluggish, at 39 miiles per hour approaching the
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beltway. the j.f.x. looks great. so far it is fine on the west side. this is 95 and so far running smooth. coming towards us is southbound traffic. moving over to wilkins avenue. no delays to speak of yet. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a new report on the upcoming race is released. >> martin o'malley and bob ehrlich are very close in the running. george lettis is live with more details. >> the poll released around midnight and shows a rematch could come down to the wire. and if the election will be all about the economy. the latest poll between martin o'malley and bob ehrlich shows a
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statistical dead heat. 45%-42%. the margin of error is 3.5 percentage points. another big election barometer is which direction voters think maryland is going. 45% it is in the red direction. what is your family's financial situation? 7% say better than a year ago. 61% say it is about the same. as for the important issues, topping the list, the economy. 52% say the economy is the most important issue. seven %, education. seven %, traffic congestion. five %, taxes. both campaigns have released statements about this poll showing o'malley ahead.
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from the o'malley campaign, this shows people remember his record as the biggest spender in maryland history. as far as the ehrlich campaign, it shows the negative campaigning has proven to be a tactical mistake. we expect this race to remain very close. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> sunday's storm caused a lot of damage. investigators say warren smith was on a watercraft when the storm came through. warren smith was face down in the water. officials say smith was taken to anne arundel medical center where he was pronounced dead. martin o'malley will do all he can to help those affected by the storm. he was in rockville yesterday to
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get a look at the damage and person. >> any help that is needed from the state, but we will do anything in our power to provide. this is hard work given the number of lines that are down. i think there is progress being made. >> bge continues work at restoring cut power to block customers. they have it listed crews from out of state and have restored power to 100,000 customers. you can post your pictures of the storm on our website. log onto our website at and click on uloca l. >> the trough for a man who reportedly attacked a dog with a machete will start today. police say the man entered
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property without permission. officials say he does have a history of mental illness. a former police officer was sentenced to 50 years and prison for the shooting of his wife. this was in november of 2008. stewart was lensed to carry a gun. putting inmates to work on a farm. this is being done in south carolina. the big payoff is for taxpayers. we have more. >> this looks like so many farms around suffolk county. we are not allowed to show you the faces of the men who work here. that is because they are inmates. this man says it is a win-win
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situation. >> we saved the state in excess of $600,000 a year in food costs. i feel like is a good use of taxpayer money. >> this is a privilege to work these fields. lines formed at the dormitory to work here. skills the convicts can use once they get on the outside. when these farms began raking in green, it also helps offset the millions in deficit spending the department has been seeing. that will help once this is paid off in five or six years. >> the deficit could be reduced by another $2 million. >> the bottom line for citizens is making the agency as efficient as possible. >> they have tried to look everything we do.
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it is beneficial. if it is not profitable, if we stay away from things that cannot do that. >> the justice department is focusing on whether to require movie theaters to show films with captions for the hearing impaired and with aerophones offering video descriptions for the visually impaired. the department civil rights division will seek public comment on the proposed changes. dealers are encouraged to show movies with open captions as a way to comply with new rules. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should movie theaters be required to show open captions on some showings of their films for the visually and hearing impaired? e-mail your response to again, that is >> 67 degrees on tv hill.
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many people found themselves tension-filled and scared during sunday's storms. >> work yuan to the couch? >> i did not fit. -- were you under the couch? >> there are some problems out there to watch for. there is an accident in this city that is blocking some lanes. also som
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>> welcome back. all is quiet on this tuesday morning weather-wise. it will be a beautiful sunrise in about 20 minutes. it is in the 60's in the suburbs.
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very comparable to start the day today. we will make it to around 90 today. we will see a few high, thin clouds. generally a sunny day. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, over to the news desk. >> a thunderstorm -- if thunderstorms make you nervous, there are some ways to avoid those anxious feelings. most often storm anxiety is related to the inability to control the environment. parents can help fearful children by being honest and realistic. you can also offer a treat to distract them. let them find a place in the house where they feel safe. under the house. >> imagine taking your couch to the drive-through. you do that all the time.
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some college students did just that. >> a huge international soccer match is heading to an m&t bank stadium this saturday. tickets are still available. >> this is a live look over the downtown area. we will update the weather and traffic pulse 11 for your morning commute. morning commute.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your early morning commute. there is some good news in this city. all lanes are now open. the accident has been cleared. we still have problems on northbound ritchie highway and arnold road. if you normally think that direction, debris is being cleared. consider northbound college park white as an alternate. a bit of a slow down developing on southbound 95. 41 miles per hour there. everything looking good on the west side. the north side checking out
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fine. good ride on 83. let's switch over to a live view of traffic. this is southbound traffic coming towards us. it is still moving pretty well. we switch over to wilkins avenue. it looks good so far heading down towards 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and trains. >> looking pretty good on the rails so far. there are a few bus diversions. there is a diversion at joppa because of construction. the 77 bus is diverting at hilltop and comments. marc trains are on schedule. now back to tony pann. >> good morning. things are pretty quiet on this tuesday morning. we do have a little bit of rain
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in the forecast for the middle part of the week. but first we say good morning to sandra shaw. she is downtown and getting ready to play some football -- but not the kind of football you are thinking about. >> soccer. it is huge. it is the most popular sport in the world. we're just coming off the heels of the world cup. baltimore is still in the running to host the world cup. this match is big and the turnout is critical. the match is inter milan against manchester city, england versus italy. they are trying to transform an m&t bank with all of the sod. it is a three-day process. by saturday, it will be transformed and ready to go. it is inter milan and manchester
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city. >> it is an elite level of play. >> we had a great turnout last year. manchester united played last year. >> it was a fantastic game. we sold out. >> we are in the running for the world cup. >> is an experience like nine others. you come to an international soccer match. it is on the scrabble. >> a lot of popularity is gained with the world cup. it has a huge popular. >> and it is growing every day. >> $20 million generated for the local economy. here is some video from last year. chelsea played last year. a lot generates for local revenue. >> it is great for baltimore and for the city and stadium. >> we have this coming up and
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the start of ravens training camp. a big deal for the ravens and for an nt stadium. we want to let you know that we have tickets we are giving away through our facebook page. you cannot win a couple of tickets if you visit our facebook page 4 this is a page you do not want to mess. is this saturday right here at m&t bank stadium. it is a big deal. let's take a look at the weather. it is a pleasant, quiet morning. high pressure is in control. nothing will be affecting us until the middle part of the week. we will stay more pleasure -- more pleasant today. are you a big football fans? " this is pretty cool that we get a chance to see world-class soccer right here in baltimore.
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i might drift down there this weekend. >> i wonder if the blue vuvuzelas will be here. i will have to check that out. >> check out the local stores. they might start selling those things. a beautiful start for us on this tuesday morning. temperatures have dropped into the 60's in the city. 64 in parkton. a wonderful break from the heat from us. 69 in rock hall. high pressure will take control over the next 24 hours. this area of high pressure will slide off the coast. the front has stalled off to our south. if you high, thin clouds me dressed in here. mostly sunny. high temperatures around the same as yesterday. sunrise is coming up in just a few minutes. it should be a beautiful sunrise.
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mostly clear tonight. temperatures dropping back into the upper 60's and low 70's. the area of high pressure will move off the coast. the humidity will go up. this cold front will be approaching. we could see a chance for rain on wednesday night and thursday morning as the cold front moves through. some mild air will spilling from the southern part of canada. i do not see any big heat waves on the horizon all the way through the beginning of next week. we will be in the 90's on wednesday. 89 today. 92 on wednesday with a chance for thunderstorms in the evening. then it looks like a beautiful weekend coming up. the average high temperature is 87 degrees and we should be in that neighborhood all the way through next week. saturday and sunday are looking
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find. >> a couch potato can move. anything is possible with a wacky inventions. imagine a drive through. these scenes -- the students say the favorite thing to do is the motorized coach they invented. the students made their idea come to life. they drove out there couch around the university campus. there will be no couch desk riding. >> we could watch the game and go over to my house and restock. >> there are pockets for beer. we understand. there is so much more ahead. >and >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day.
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finding their health insurance company is a fake. just days away from getting his pacemaker, bob learned he did not have the coverage to pay for the operation. >> i can fall over at the time. >> he is not alone in trying to get the coverage he was promised. linda was left alone in a hospital $32,000. >> i want my hospital bill paid. >> maryland and more than a dozen states are taking action. >> i call it a scam. >> tonight at 11:00 p.m., we identify the pope is insurance company. what you can do to make sure york insurance company is a legitimate. >> the justice department is focusing on whether to require movie theaters to show some films with captions for the hearing impaired. the government is considering
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the changes in the regulations under the americans with disabilities act. there will be public comments next week. the government is considering whether to encourage the theaters to show movies with open captions visible to everyone in the house as a way to comply with new rules. we now get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. we asked -- should movie theaters be required to show open captions and video descriptions on some showings of their films for the visually and hearing impaired? keep e-mailing those responses to we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, here's a look ahead to next hour. a case of vandalism against a
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synagogue. we will have details. the fight over gambling in the city has support. one man is probably on the verge of losing his voice after he tried to break the record for the longest song. stay tuned for that story. >> we're playing the same old song in the weather department all summer. hot and humid. >> we are sick of that song. your morning commute is pretty nice. one problem coming in in annapolis.
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by expanding the port, martin o'malley is creating the next generation of jobs right here in baltimore. 5700 hundred jobs... that means work for today... but even more jobs for the future. 5700 new jobs that makes maryland more competitive in the world economy. without governor o'malley, this expansion would never have happened. his commitment to upgrading our port and fighting for our workers is unparalleled. martin o'malley, there's never a doubt
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who's side he's on. martin o'malley. moving maryland forward. >> coming up, we will have the result of a brand ne
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